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Turn a Dead Hard Drive into a Grinder or Sander

Turn a Dead Hard Drive into a Grinder or Sander

Odds are you have a pile of dead hard drives lying around. Utilizing the RPM of the hard drive platter, you can create a grinder or even a sander out of a bad drive. Basically, crack it open, glue on a sanding disc (or grinding disc) , and plug...
DIY: Shoulder Fired Dry Ice Canon

DIY: Shoulder Fired Dry Ice Canon

Everyone enjoys a good explosion or long distance launch.  Learn to build your own canon project uses a simple ingredient – dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) which goes directly from solid to gas. The process called sublimation releases a...
Completely Customize your Cell Phone Voicemail

Completely Customize your Cell Phone Voicemail

Sometimes you just don’t feel like answering your phone. Using a hacked bluetooth headset (a few bucks on ebay), you can customize your cell phone’s voice mail. For example: “Thank you for calling Dan. Your estimated wait time is 5...
How to: DIY USB Smoke Absorber

How to: DIY USB Smoke Absorber

This hack with a USB fan uses activated charcoal to clean air of harmful smoke. Now you can have a cigarette while using the computer and not worry about smoking up the...
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Tiny Color Video Spy Camera Project

Tiny Color Video Spy Camera Project

This is a video camera I designed about ten years ago. Though not tiny by today's standards, about the size of a dice, for a short time it ruled as the smallest commercially available color video camera. Developed completely during my spare time in...
DIY Soda Fountain in your Kitchen!

DIY Soda Fountain in your Kitchen!

Why install a soda fountain in your kitchen?  This DIYer asks “why not?”  The unit is constructed from an 8 head soda fountain and ice dispenser. The unit is mounted into the wall with an assortment of pumps powering the system. From the...
Arduino Powered Helicopter with Four Rotors

Arduino Powered Helicopter with Four Rotors

We’ve seen loads of superb Arduino projects, but few which involve complex aeronautics.  Here we have the “quadrocopter” – an arduino powered, remote control helicopter with four rotor blades.  It’s a superb build overall with the...
High Voltage Plasma Light Bulb Experiments

High Voltage Plasma Light Bulb Experiments

Demonstration Material is Dangerously-Stupid, do not try this yourself.  From http://www.slightlymadscience.com Turning a light bulb into a plasma ball. To limit the amount of electricity that goes into the transformer, there's a 200 watt light...
Outstanding Wearable Tech: The Sixth Sense

Outstanding Wearable Tech: The Sixth Sense

This absolutely incredible video demonstrates what developer Pattie Maes is calling our potential sixth sense.  By combining a camera, projector, and cell phone (for less than $300) her team has created a “gestural interface that augments the...
Build a Daft Punk LED Table

Build a Daft Punk LED Table

Learn to build a segmented LED table just like Daft Punk displays. It’s fairly easy to create and control with various LED patterns and animations. Plus, it makes an outstanding centerpiece for your living room next to your giant NES...
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